That I find suddenly find myself unemployed and in Kolkatta, has to bear more than just a co-incedence.
Anyways, will be leaving for the current capital from the erstwhile capital this weekend which has made mom very bossy and commandy. Pack this, pack that, prepare a list of To-Dos and another list of Not-To-Dos and other etc.s. Though she is right, I still walk aimlessly around house looking at my stuff and hoping it would just pack itself and sit in a corner of room smugly.
Talking about house, its BIG.
Delhi flats, Pune flats, Mumbai flats, Kolkatta flats.
Kolkatta flats and Mumbai flats are inversely related in size but one thing they are identical in – is grills. Bongs too grill every balcony and every opening of their house with the same enthusiasm Mumbai puts box grills in EVERY WINDOW AVAILABLE to them.
In college times, the Question (from strangers and the e-mail forms) “What occupation”/”What do you do” made me say “Student” (as being a student is doing something) infusing a fear of future and hope for a good good job. Now that, I am not doing ggod good job anymore and am gonna be a student again, I am dying for someone to ask me the question again. I want to proudly shout “Nothing”. Yes, I am doing nothing.
But I know I would soon have my hands full.
Anyways, packing (With 5kgs. of documents flying around house, I would be lucky to reach airport on time and not leave anything behind)
12 hours in Kolkatta and different types of “out of the world” Sandesh, Pedas, Mishti Doi and a dilemma already.
If someone introduces himeself as “Shwandeep” to me, what am I to call him—Shawndeep or Sandeep ?
There is much-forwarded Forward about “the youngest web designer” and then “youngest Indian web designer” and then we have seen the young Miss. Worlds and youngest this and youngest that. Sincere congrats and best wishes and best of the luck to all of them.
But when it comes to doctor, its only the experience (& reputation) that comforts you.
So, 2 days before when this doctor enters my house, who I had imagined to be atleast 40 years of age but seems like 30ish, what do I do but gasp. And it does not help at all that he is supporting a stubble and wearing cap a la Himesh Reshammiya.(yes, yes, bad bad me, being so subjective and judging by looks)
So the doc is there to administer Meningococcal vaccines to me and 2 of my friends, one of whom is with me and the other one is trudging towards my home for his vaccination. Also, I have requested a Chicken Pox vaccine for myself.
After a routine hi-hello, and repetition of the menu of 3 meningococcals and 1 chicken pox, the doctor exclaims that the meningo… he has brought are the pediatric ones.(meant for kids, not adults :@) Pronto, phone is dialled and the friend braving rain and mud is asked not to come. “Anyways”,the doc continues, “I just read, that chicken pox and meningitis vaccination can’t be done together.”Readers, concentrate on word “just” in the above dialogue, just as in justas in J.U.S.T.